The Data Foundation is the nation's first industry-focused open data research organization.


Our Mission

Through research, education, and programming, the Data Foundation supports the publication of government information as standardized, open data.

We will only succeed in modernizing our government with the assistance and support of the tech industry.
— Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

Our work

  • Academic-quality research to illuminate the value of open data for government and society
  • Compelling programming to bring together supporters of open data from across government, academia, and the private sector.
  • Hands-on education to train government leaders in the concepts and skills that are needed to execute, and benefit from, the transformation of government information into open data.